Date of Birth : Apr 27th 1932
American radio personality and voice actor. Mr. Kasem is a graduate of Northwestern High School in Michigan and the Wayne State University.
Kasem founded the popular American Top 40 franchise in 1970, hosting it from 1970 to 1988 and then from 1998 to 2004. Between 1989 to 1998, he was the host of Casey’s Top 40, Casey’s Hot 20, and Casey’s Countdown. He currently hosts four weekly syndicated radio programs based on the American Top 40 franchise: American Top 20 with Casey Kasem, American Top 10 with Casey Kasem, Casey Kasem’s American Top 40: The 70s, and Casey Kasem’s American Top 40: The 80s. The later two are replays of AT40 shows from the respective decades.
In addition to his radio shows, Kasem also provides the voice of many commercials, has done many voices for Sesame Street, was the voice of NBC, helps out with the annual Jerry Lewis telethon, and most notably, provided the cartoon voice of Robin in Super Friends, Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, Mark on Battle of the Planets, and a number of characters for the Transformers cartoon series of the 1980s. He is also the voice of “Out of Sight Retro Night” which airs on WGN America, as well as the voice of GM’s On-Star navigation/help system.